Our Vision and Mission
Our vision defines where we want to go and the type of organization we want to become. Our mission serves as the daily guidepost on the road to achieving our vision.
Empowered employees provide our customers with the highest level of service.
With a team of service-focused employees, we strive to provide innovative and cost efficient workplace solutions to our customers and positively contribute to the communities we serve.
From a storefront on the railroad tracks in Ashland, VA to a 280,000-square-foot office and warehouse, The Supply Room has steadily grown to become the third-largest independent office solutions dealers in the United States. Now a third-generation family-owned and operated business, The Supply Room is committed to meeting your office’s many needs — with products that save you money and service that saves the day.
Meade Jones founded Meade & Company in 1951 as an office supplies store and gift shop in the heart of downtown Ashland, VA. For nearly 30 years, Meade and his wife Laura ran the store.
In 1979, Yancey Jones joined the family business as a salesman and purchased the company two years later.
Over the next 35 years, The Supply Room grew through a series of mergers and acquisitions from Virginia Beach to Roanoke to Baltimore, including the 2011 acquisition of Frank Parsons. Frank Parsons was founded in 1938 by Mr. Frank T. Parsons in a small storefront in Washington, DC with only three employees and a single truck. Mr. Parsons built his business on a foundation of honesty, value, and service and for these reasons, the company was a natural fit.
Although we have grown tremendously over the past 65 years, we are still dedicated to the same principles on which the company was founded – providing our customers with exceptional value and while delivering excellent service.